This weekend I decided that it was time to make some changes to our schoolroom. We are trying to do more family schooling, but Aiden still needs to be able to entertain himself while I am helping my daughter with certain subjects. I decided to give Aiden some bookcases that are filled with things he can explore and play with.
I moved the books from two of our small bookcases and filled them with things for Aiden.
His shelves currently have the following items:
- Fall sensory basket
- Apple pie play dough
- Letters to spell his name
- Alphabet box
- Biggie Beads
- Writing box
- Dry erase board and marker
- Rug for floor work
- Books about Fall and the current artist and composer we are learning about.
I plan on changing the items every other week.
This week we had lots of fun learning about Asia and China.
We started out the week talking about the continents and where Asia is. He work on his world puzzle.
then I let Aiden pin punch around it. He absolutely loved this. He worked on it for two days!
Next we pulled out our Asia Continent Box
and talked about some of the items, such as the abacus, chopsticks, and animals from the continent. Aiden then matched our tube of Asian animals to the pictures.
We read the book Dragon Dance and I helped Aiden make a handprint dragon. I traced Aiden’s hand and helped him cut them out ~ he had a few fingers missing on the first set. I printed the dragon template and cut the pieces out.
Next he practiced picking up candy with chopsticks. He was determined to get the candy picked up! I decided to switch to the easy chopsticks!
Letters and Prewriting:
Aiden worked on spelling his name with letters that I purchase at Michaels.
I pulled out his Kumon Book of Easy Mazes and he probably did half the book. He didn’t want to work on writing any letters this week so I let him have fun doing as many mazes as he wanted
Fine Motor Skills ~ Locks and Keys:
This was another of Aiden’s favorite activities. I bought some key locks and put them in a basket.
Next week are going to be talking about Fall, which is my favorite season. To check out more Preschool ideas and activities visit Preschool Corner!